As part of efforts to reduce youth unemployment in the country; The MTN Ghana Foundation last year commissioned the Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Project (YEEP) with the ultimate aim of equipping young people with employable skills.
The Youth Employment and Empowerment Project (YEEP) initiated by the MTN Ghana Foundation in partnership with Plan Ghana aimed to train and equip young men and women from Nsawam and Suhum of the Eastern Region in repairing mobile phones.
About 100 unemployed young people were also trained in mobile phone technology, basic customer service, initial repairs, repairing and rectifying mobile phone faults and how to maintain a safe and secure work environment. secure throughout their training period.
At the end of the training in Suhum and Nsawam, the beneficiaries received certificates of participation, start-up tools and kiosks to start working and improving their livelihoods.
MTN Foundation Economic Empowerment Advisor, Cynthia Mills, made the remark when she brought some MTN staff and the media into dialogue with beneficiaries to assess their progress, the progress they have made so far. now and the challenges they face.
That said, the pledge would allow them to expand the project to benefit other people in other regions.
According to her, equipping young people with entrepreneurial skills and jobs, especially for young women and girls fulfilling Goal 8 of the SDGs.
Awatey Derrick – is one of the beneficiaries of Suhum based in Eastern Ghana as a phone repairman who is doing very well. Currently, he has also started training other unemployed young people in the region. “I am extremely grateful to MTN Ghana for changing my life. I am saving a lot of money which I have now been able to rent. I am living a comfortable life now,” he said.
Another beneficiary, Diana Ohene Ansah who was also trained in repairing and rectifying mobile phone faults has become economically independent since she is able to save money. Accordingly, she expressed her deep gratitude to MTN Ghana for the prompt response.
The MTN Ghana Foundation also visited Rosemary Mensah’s shop; a trader at the Nsawam market.
She has employed two young men who take care of the shop while she goes to the market.
“I do mobile phone repairs and mobile money. MTN has changed my life because I earn more money to support my younger siblings,” she said.
Louis Boateng, who resides in Nsawam, is another beneficiary, who is a trainer of trainees. Currently, he has trained about 11 people in Suhum and Nsawam is now independent. “Thanks to MTN, I have my own container and I can now take care of myself.
Things are going very well and I have a lot of people coming to see me to teach them as well,” rejoiced Louis Boateng.
Source: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/newsghana.com.gh